The beach at Taylor Swift’s Rhode Island home is now off-limits to beachgoers in the area.
On Tuesday, May 2, a court ruled against locals who wished to be granted more access to the beaches of their Rhode Island town near Swift’s massive estate.
According to a report by Billboard, the Rhode Island Supreme Court chose to uphold a lower court’s ruling which stated that landowners in Westerly could “put up fences to keep the public off their 2-mile stretch of beach.”
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Prior to the court hearing, the attorney general’s office as well as several environmental groups had attempted to have the request for fences shut down. In their arguments, the groups claimed the general public had been given the land over a century ago. When the case went to court, however, a judge determined the beach to be privately owned.
In response to today’s court outcome, the attorney general said he was disappointed but reminded locals that the court’s decision does not override their access to the beaches as determined by the state’s constitution.
Taylor Swift bought her Rhode Island home in 2013
Four years ago, Swift purchased her Rhode Island home for a whopping $17.75 million. According to Business Insider, the singer often uses the 11,000-square-foot house as a meeting place for her girl squad, which includes the likes of Karlie Kloss, Cara Delevingne, Blake Lively, Martha Hunt, Gigi Hadid, and Selena Gomez.
“Built in 1930, the mansion sits on the highest point in Watch Hill, Rhode Island, and features 700 feet of shoreline and views of Little Narragansett Bay,” the outlet explained, citing real-estate site Zillow.
The home, which Swift paid for in cash, boasts eight bedrooms, eight fireplaces, and a pool in the backyard. As Swift fans will likely recall, the singer and her friends enjoyed a Fourth of July celebration at the mansion last summer.